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iW NEWS | Dubai Readies for 5th Edition

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 2, 2008 at 5:38AM

Oliver Stone's Bush feature "W." will open the 5th Dubai International Film Festival, taking place in the Gulf emirate December 11 - 18. Other heavy-hitters making their way to the fast-growing city are Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," Baz Luhrmann's "Australia," Steven Soderbergh's "Che," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Michael Winterbottom's "Genova." In addition to the festival's high profile titles making the festival circuit are focuses on Indian cinema as well as spotlights on titles from the Persian Gulf, Asia and Africa as well as South America. For more information about the festival's line up, visit their website. indieWIRE will have dispatches from Dubai during the festival. [Brian Brooks]
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Oliver Stone's Bush feature "W." will open the 5th Dubai International Film Festival, taking place in the Gulf emirate December 11 - 18. Other heavy-hitters making their way to the fast-growing city are Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire," Baz Luhrmann's "Australia," Steven Soderbergh's "Che," Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" and Michael Winterbottom's "Genova." In addition to the festival's high profile titles making the festival circuit are focuses on Indian cinema as well as spotlights on titles from the Persian Gulf, Asia and Africa as well as South America. For more information about the festival's line up, visit their website. indieWIRE will have dispatches from Dubai during the festival. [Brian Brooks]